Copacabana

Copacabana (Brazil) / c. 1948

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Design: The label shows a graphic representation of ribbed wavelet impressions on a sandy beach, inspired by the famous Copacabana beach in the bay of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (illustrated on the sleeve below, complete with wavelet promenade). The logo of a seashell also supports the seaside theme. The label name, sitting on a slow curve, is typeset in a German-designed font from 1937 called Allegro, an appropriately casual style.

History: Both label scans courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes that the label was founded in 1948, and that this issue, with its low serial number, likely dates from that year.




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